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Winnipeg Jets sign Patrik Laine to 2-year deal

Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine, of Finland, is congratulated by Josh Morrissey (44) and Kyle Connor (81) after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in St. Louis. (Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine, of Finland, is congratulated by Josh Morrissey (44) and Kyle Connor (81) after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in St. Louis. (Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Restricted free-agent forward Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets agreed to a two-year, $13.5-million contract Friday.

The 21-year-old Finn has 110 goals and 184 points in 237 regular-season games with the Jets. He scored 36 goals as a rookie in 2016-17, added 44 in 2017-18, but dipped a bit last season with 30.

Laine has been practicing with SC Bern in Switzerland. The Jets open the season Oct. 4 at the New York Rangers.

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